Just before iPhone SE 3 launch, Xiaomi reveals flagship Xiaomi 12 launch date

Just before iPhone SE 3 launch, Xiaomi has confirmed the launch event for the Xiaomi 12 flagship. Here are all details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:39 IST
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12 Pro is the flagship model in Xiaomi's smartphone lineup. (Xiaomi)
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12 Pro is the flagship model in Xiaomi's smartphone lineup. (Xiaomi)

As the world prepares for the iPhone SE 3 launch, Xiaomi took this moment to confirms its global launch event for its flagship Xiaomi 12 series. Don't worry, it is not happening tonight. But it is happening exactly a week from today. The Xiaomi 12 series will be unveiled to the global markets on March 15. And Xiaomi once again hints that this phone will be all about top-notch camera performance. There's no word on which models will we get to see this time, and whether the rumoured Xiaomi 12 Ultra break cover at this event.

The Xiaomi 12 series was launched in China just before 2022 started. At the moment, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is technically the most advanced conventional phone Xiaomi sells at the moment. These models are accompanied by a saner Xiaomi 12 with lesser capable cameras, and an even more affordable Xiaomi 12X with a much older Snapdragon 870 chipset. Rumours have also suggested that the Xiaomi 12 series could soon launch in India, possibly by the end of this month.

Xiaomi 12 launch confirmed ahead of iPhone SE 3 launch

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is the flagship model at the moment, getting a bigger 6.7-inch 1440p AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip powers the phone and this is backed by a 4600mAh battery relying on a 120W fast charging system. There is also a 50W wireless charging solution present.

As for the rear cameras, there's a 50MP main camera using a Sony IMX707 sensor with 1/1.28-inch sensor size. This is accompanied by a 50MP portrait camera and a 50MP ultra-wide camera. There's a new CyberFocus autofocus system that can lock focus on a particular subject's face. The Xiaomi 12 Pro starts at Yuan 4,699 (approx. 55,000) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The Xiaomi 12 is the smaller and trimmed down model, starting at Yuan 3699 (approx. 43,380) for the base version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Xiaomi 12 gets a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. This is a 12-bit display and has peak brightness of up to 1500nits.

Powering the phone is the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip which is backed by a 4500mAh battery with 67W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The rear cameras consist of a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor that is accompanied by another 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP macro camera sensor.

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First Published Date: 08 Mar, 20:24 IST
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